The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 46 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.39% 0.32% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.35% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £273 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.81% +32.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
483 862 725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.89% 92.59% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 542 412
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 2 - -
Server Engineer
North West

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Lumension
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) IPsec
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Lumension
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) VMware